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i think. that. as barricades in the center of the ukrainian capital keep growing the government slams the opposition's first methods. of attempting a coup. and meanwhile discussions in the country more visible as people in the east make it clear they don't share the views being voiced on central square. british m.p.'s are set to grill the guardian's editor over secret service allegations the paper damaged national security by exposing the government spying program also. while david cameron visits beijing tweets in monterrey and informatics close a trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants say that the immigration from down in london is chinatown this is making them feel very
welcome. the world's top headlines live. from all of us here welcome to the program. antigovernment protests in ukraine in the capital look keeping the situation on edge with the main square barricaded and the official buildings blockaded as well but the authorities are not budging the country's prime minister has accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup not just trying to lead peaceful protests. he is in kiev following developments well this may be a fraction of what we saw on sunday now in the streets of kiev on sunday there were literally more than a hundred thousand people at the very least and some estimates even reached
a million people it's just a few but the situation is still pretty tense with protesters barricading themselves in central city unwilling to go anywhere and recent statements by the prime minister are adding more fuel to the fire he said i quote that the fact that the protesters overtook some governmental buildings is a clear sign of an attempted coup d'etat in the country on the other hand he also said that the government was ready to sit at the same table with the opposition to negotiate a plan how to work this political crisis out and he also promised that a peaceful protesters will not be touched by the special forces by the police and also boring statements coming from the other side of a political landscape in ukraine from the opposition one of their leaders said that he expected the police to storm the city administration building the one which the protesters captured yesterday last week it was all about the willingness to be in europe this time ukrainians are suggesting their president should burn in hell the language of the protest changed dramatically after last friday's dispersal of
a peaceful protest. it's still not completely clear who incited the violent attacks on city hall and the president's office some accuse all true right wing supporters others say it was provocative is whoever it was the group was prepared and very well organized as you can see on the pictures the at take on that many simple altho it is building team in kiev has been. his bio and become great by you know trying nation on these forces what is quite interesting disparities gets the support and funding from n.g.o.s which are run by american foundations quite active in the ukrainian political sense adding fuel to the debate around who masterminded the clash is the continuous a period so if you are a peon politician said. you are part of europe and we will support you never the fact that they are essentially on the ground in kiev cheerleading the
protesters on calling for a revolution in the country this is a most agreed just violation of the united nations charter and international law violation of sovereignty and the not interference in the domestic affairs of other states some in ukraine believe that these protests could go well beyond just words and disturbances on the streets protesters have firmly barricaded themselves in central kiev saying they would not leave until both the president and the government step down with that scenario being highly unlikely the fate of the country is once again hanging by a thread. reporting from kiev in ukraine and russia's president vladimir putin says the current unrest in ukraine is far from spontaneous adding that it's no longer about the country's failed deal with the e.u. but rather an attempt at a power grab. number was really as i see it was going on in kiev has little to do with ukraine's relations with the e.u.
it's an internal political process the opposition destabilising the legitimately elected leadership which moreover was going on doesn't look like a revolution but a well planned action i think they were prepared for the presidential elections in spring twenty fifteen had to start early we can see well prepared and organized militant groups the opposition is either not always in control of what's going on or is of political shroud for extremist actions and while the capitol on the west of ukraine are seeing waves of anti-government protests and strikes the demonstrators demands are not exactly shared by people in the east of the country thousands have been taken to the streets there to voice support for the author already as their decision to us suspend the trade deal with the e.u. in fact a recent poll suggested the country is sharply divided on the issue with now more than seventy percent of people living in the west of ukraine favoring the deal with the european union or those pro e.u.
moods are shared by less than thirty percent of people in the east a prominent foreign affairs analyst dr certitude of coverage he says in the unlikely case of a revolution people in the east will not sit idly by. if there is a pro e.u. neo orange revolution there would be a pro customs union pro russian counter-revolution so it will be the path to the civil war because let's face it in the industrial base of the east they know that if they join the e.u. package they will of course they will never join the e.u. itself they would lose customs privileges in russia and their industrial goods which are still being exported to rushing in increasing quantities would certainly become thirty five percent more expensive which would price them out of the market in the same time i doubt very much that e.u. countries would suddenly express an interest in buying the ukrainian ministry of
boots so even if the reason attempt at the violent overthrow of the government there would be definitely a very sizable counterforce ready to come into the streets it is no longer two thousand and four when no one was willing to risk their skin for. and we will of course be bringing you more updates from ukraine and expert opinion on the situation throughout the day but you can always keep an eye on the developments by logging on to our dot com that's where you'll find some of the most striking photos and videos incoming still from the protests. it's r.t. international for your to the u.k. we go with the editor of the guardian newspaper is due to appear before the house of commons over publishing edward snowden's revelations on global surveillance of
the country's security services claimed public access to the documents has eroded national security but investigative journalist tony gosling he told us it's the secret services itself there should be facing a growing what they're doing is they're informing the public on criminal activity by our own intelligence services g c h q particularly because other newspapers and people have been doing it over the last few years this is absolute rubbish i'm afraid when in front of the intelligence and security committee the bosses of m i five m i six and q were giving their evidence we hard we were asking them for evidence that there's been any kind of threat to national security and you know what they said oh we could tell you in secret this is no real evidence they don't have any evidence they've been caught out acting criminally and we've got no proper oversight whatsoever of our intelligence services right now our intelligence services even though they completely failed us on iraq in other ways have risen in
power their their budgets after the cold war doubling and it's absolutely ridiculous to see the. parliamentarian starting to interview the messenger shooting the messenger is what they're trying to do today and they're not going to succeed. by let's walk through the story now as the guardian made its first public revelations based on snowden's materials at the beginning of the summer soon after that in july the police knocked on the door demanding all the leaked data be handed over and what would become a common occurrence followed by the paper was warned of legal action against her and then in august david miranda a partner to one of the. colonists' was arrested accused of trying to bring in a fresh material of the n.s.a. . in a rather symbolic move the newspaper destroyed the computer hard drives which contained some secret data and here we are now waiting for the editor of the guardian to go before the piece well still to come here
a lot see the drama at the bolshoi theater nears its final act on stage for the zero villain in reality a court will deliver its verdict. in a case that's raised the curtain on the backstage rivalry jealousy and threats of one of the world's most famous bags. and afghanistan's president accuses nato of applying pressure to allow international forces to stay on its soil after they are due to pull out. the rest of the world's top headlines after the break. right to see. her street. and i think. foreigners. can still. be in the.
choose your language clearly recover the influential center there is still some of the. treatments the fumes the concerns here clinical lead to the opinions that immigrate to. choose the stories that inspired the legs choose the access to your office. it's tuesday morning here in the russian capital this is the r.t. international going soft on human rights in tibet and tweeting in mandarin just some of david cameron's latest moves to try and win the good graces of the chinese and the british prime minister has actually been stressing at every turn that china
is important and that its rise is an opportunity not a threat he's currently in beijing on the largest ever trade mission to the country to try and bolster the business links but back home in the u.k. the chinese residents say they don't feel quite as welcome london's chinatown is frequently raided by the u.k. border agency so we dispatched our. so go and visit the area. according to the local association here in london's chinatown immigration officials would visit the eateries here once or twice a week but it wasn't for the food even that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agents say if you imagine where you set in or in a restaurant and enjoying your new meal with your friend your family some uniformed people. who don't are so we know what's going on and on the one hand the staff will have to deal with a customer and they don't know what's happening in or near that they're being questioned by these scholars who may not have thought then for themselves in the
u.k. border agency insists that any immigration checks that carries out looking for illegal because they are always the intelligence lead but businesses up and down the street say that legal procedure is one followed jury in the raids in fact some of them didn't result in any arrests whatsoever but the frequency and the reported heavy handedness of the immigration officials led to on precedented to action all of the businesses here shot down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k. border agents same a consensus the genuine frustration and the level of the threat if i can go. on the level of. discontent. flecked to the number of people who decided to try to close the pistis to support the action since the
protests to take place community leaders have met with the u.k. border agency to discuss the way in which the raids what i'm told while david cameron visits beijing sweets in mandarin and promotes close such trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants many of whom of work to fit generation. say that the immigration clamp down in london is trying to town isn't making them feel very welcome playboy azzi. and it's not just the chinese that don't feel welcome in britain councils across the country are demanding but please slap tougher laws on aggressive beggars is what makes guys out there say about it. finally no longer will the banker beggars be shaking us down for yet more hand outs and bailouts every time we pass the city no longer listening to them plead for more money printing and free credit facilities we're sick so tired of all the banker beggars harassing us every time we
pass one of their toll booth guns like this famous one hey i'm jimmy oh look i found it you're bragging system going to found trash on the ground before me give it me it's truly an dollars it'll give a burke. thanks for joining us afghanistan's accuse the u.s. of forcing it into an unfair contract with nato by cutting off fuel supplies to the country's security forces president cause i recently rejected washington's deal to let the alliance's troops stay off the twenty fourteen but now says pressure is being applied to drag him back in. half an offer ports now want to buy couple refused to sign the deal in the first rise. in war getting out as often harder than going in and nowhere does that hold more true than in afghanistan president obama promised to withdraw combat forces by the
end of twenty fourteen. full responsibility for their security in this war to a responsible. but the two countries have been at all odds over a deal that would keep some u.s. troops past that deadline washington wants the pact signed before the end of the year it's imperative that we conclude the bilateral security agreement as soon as possible but afghan president hamid karzai says not until the u.s. cleans up its act so the issue of. sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of international forces and afghan villages and the very conduct of the war itself. the simmering tensions have erupted into a war of words on sunday karzai accuse the u.s. of deliberately withholding fuel supplies to pressure him into signing the deal the nato led force in afghanistan says that's simply not true and it's not the only
spat a u.s. drone strike last week killed a toddler and injured two women the top u.s. commander formally apologized but karzai wants a different apology one from president obama himself for harm done to afghan civilians during the war the u.s. response don't hold your breath there is not a need for the united states to apologize to afghanistan quite the contrary we have sacrificed in and supported them in their democratic progress and in tackling the insurgency and al qaeda but the insurgency isn't over and in parts of a ghana stand residents are caught between hatred of international forces and fear of the taliban this man says he lost two sons in an errant nato attack. my children feel fear when they see a helicopter and run away to the rooms there is a lot of fear but once the sun goes down another threat emerges be the one that any white knight the taliban run there in the district government is just their name
but there is no real security. and afghan forces are still heavily dependent on the last. of the us troops stop helping those there are a lot of threats against us in the region will be facing big problems although afghan tribal leaders endorse the pact karzai says he won't sign until after the spring elections and that's only if washington meets his demands among them ending u.s. troop raids on afghan homes and agreeing to peace talks with the taliban if the deal is torpedoed that could mean no more u.s. soldiers but it could also jeopardize billions of dollars in aid leading some to accuse karzai of putting the country's security at risk in order to score political points at home lucy caffein of r t moscow journalist matthew wakens believes even if the allied troops did pull out of the region afghanistan will still be manipulated by the same people but just from outside i think right now if you
traveled the country you'd find a mood of pessimism and if not a sense of sort of outrage that at least a sense of despair regarding the ability of the international community and particularly the u.s. and the u.s. military to contribute in a positive way in the country in this case because there's no oil money to buffer the afghan government they probably realize that it would be a bad idea at least for the karzai regime or whatever its successor is to push out . the international forces so while i want to hand the status of the let's say official mission post two thousand and fourteen is still in doubt. there is no doubt that there is going to be a very active and continuing covert black presence in afghanistan and in the surrounding region led by the central intelligence agency in the joint special operations command. always.
reaching its conclusion a trial. today. looks at the story. the final act in a case as dark as anything to grace the famous stage an acid attack that exposed to the world that russia stop theater in reality is a battle of filled where the struggle for glory when the curtains for the all songs in the theatres artistic director sid gave fillin that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the mastermind behind it so giggling was returning home after an evening at the theatre world gala to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with this golf course the is named right after that threw some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him another leader
a court appearance for len described the pain as unbearable and terrifying he was left suffering in agony and the snow right outside this building it was late at night and it took him some time to get help and more than twenty operations before he saw his face in public again from the start of officials and investigators believe the assault had come from inside the bali community two months later the arrest of leading soloist by the need to change go often in his career the villain playing average thing from von rothbart and swan lake to evolve the terrible he was accused of planning the attack another two man of the alleged a getaway driver and the alleged attacker himself were detained shortly after in court v.b. change the admitted he didn't want to rough up felons but sad he did not intend for
acid to be thrown into his face i organized the state of crime but not on the scale that it turned out. enjoyed vanity rumors and soon aeration even violence the dark underbelly of the placed and the spotlight whatever the verdict here it will take a while to restore the lost are of this famous and situation i do of course no r t moscow. let's go to thailand now for the r.t. world update with an leader of the anti government protests there has now supporters to storm the police h.q. in bangkok that's has huge crowds are once again gathered outside the government buildings following yesterday's battles with police earlier the country's prime minister rejected she was date deadline to step down and at least four people have died and dozens injured during confrontations over the week. alleged militants have attacked an air force base in nigeria at least twenty four gunmen
and two guards have been killed during the battles but more casualties among personnel on the base feared authorities have now imposed a twenty four hour curfew around the site under nearby city the attack comes a week after the nigerian military bombarded boko haram hideouts on the border with cameroon. heavy downpours and tornadoes have caused severe flooding in central and southern italy at least two people have been killed roads and cars were submerged and police said the train was due to just two weeks ago a storm killed sixteen people on the island of sicily. this is r.t. international live from moscow coming up here on the program the lives of military families who have lost their loved ones in bouts of friendly fire the continued documentary coming your way now. i was thinking somehow i had to come back because mom was waiting for me. and i
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